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US Navy SSGN completes repairs after grounding

05 January 2016

A US Navy (USN) guided-missile nuclear-powered submarine (SSGN) has completed repairs following a grounding in late 2015 and is expected to re-enter the water this week, officials told IHS Jane's on 5 January.

Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Georgia departs Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay on 31 October 2015 to conduct routine operations. (US Navy)Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Georgia departs Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay on 31 October 2015 to conduct routine operations. (US Navy)

The Ohio-class SSGN USS Georgia (SSGN 729) has been in dry dock for repairs following an incident, on 25 November, involving a channel buoy as the boat returned to port at Kings Bay, Georgia.

The boat had been conducting local operations off the coast of Florida and was returning to base when it struck the buoy. Lieutenant Lily Hinz, a spokesperson for the USN's Submarine Group 10, told IHS Jane's that the incident caused a partial grounding near the entrance to the channel.



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